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Here's some pretty exciting news for all those of you owning a Samsung Galaxy S4 waiting to upgrade to the latest Android KitKat offering. According to reports, The Samsung Galaxy S4 in Korea is now getting the brand new Android 4.4 update with the company gearing up to offer the roll-out more widely and globally.
Samsung, which has also started rolling out the same update for the Galaxy Note 3 as well, was in news a while ago after a leaked schedule appeared online that revealed Samsung's plans for making Android 4.4 updates available to several of its both current and past flagship models, with the list also mentioning the popular Galaxy S4. All this happened a few weeks following the release of KitKat.
However, according to that info about a potential release of KitKat, it was mentioned that the update would launch in January, although that never happened. Nonetheless, with the update now starting to roll out for users based in Korea, it is only expected that the final update meant for global upgradation of the device will only be a matter of time before it starts arriving.
The new information that the Galaxy S4 is finally receiving the KitKat update, however, has been received via new tweet from @and_jungbo_bot, confirming the existence of the same.
As of now, while we can't assure you on a fixed date as to when you will start getting the update, we are expecting this current global roll-out to be completed in the next couple of weeks, although carrier variants of the update are expected to take a few weeks or even a month after that to start rolling out the update officially.
With the new update, the device's performance will improve substantially as the smartphone will now be able to utilize its RAM accordingly. Moreover, TouchWiz UI will also receive a substantial makeover with Android 4.4, similar to the Galaxy Note 3 update.